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Don Casey 01-28-2001 07:00 PM

UV Sock Cover
<HTML><!-- eWebEditPro --><FONT color=black><P>I would like to make a UV cover for a furled headsail that would be hoisted up the furled&nbsp;genny like a sock rather than being sewn to the genny. Do you have any information on this canvas project?&nbsp;</P><P><FONT color=#000000 size=4><STRONG>Don Casey responds:</STRONG></FONT><BR></P><P><!--- answer body text --->A sock-type headsail cover is nothing more than a long, skinny rectangle of canvas with some means of fastening the two edges to each other. This can be a zipper if you don't mind the expense. Most people use twist-lock fasteners placed about every two feet. You can install a grommet at the top end for hoisting; or it might be easier to stitch a loop of heavy webbing. You will also need a grommet or loop at the bottom to tie it down when the cover has been hoisted. <P>Don't forget that you need a halyard to hoist this type of cover.&nbsp;The spinnaker halyard is usually pressed into service. You zip or button&nbsp;the cover as you hoist it, and unbutton it as you lower it. </P><P><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD height=8></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center><A href=""><IMG height=100 src="" width=320 border=0></A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P></P></FONT></HTML>

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